Contracts Keyed to Calamari
Lancellotti v. Thomas
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The Appellant entered into an agreement with the Appellee, where the Appellant agreed to purchase the Appellee’s luncheonette business and to rent the premises on which the business is located. In return, in addition to paying rent, the Appellant agreed to build an addition onto the structure in which the business was located. The Appellant paid $25,000 as specified by the agreement. However, it failed to build the addition. Eventually, the Appellee built the addition. The Appellant lost interest in the business and the Appellee resumed possession. The Appellant then sued, demanding his payment of $25,000.
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